Over the weekend, I attended The Makeup Show Chicago, the first ever in the Midwest. I had been looking foward to it for MONTHS and I am so glad I was not disappointed ☺ Read on to see some of my highlights!
Due to the lack of authentic Japanese gel manicures in the Chicago area, UV gel nails have always been one of those things I love but can’t ever get enough of – literally! Which is why I finally decided to splurge on Nail & Harmony’s Gelish, one of the first soak-off gel systems.
Hand & Nail Harmony Gelish Soak-Off Gel System
Inpsired by bronzite, black tourmaline, gold pyrite and lilac lepidolite, MAC’s upcoming Semi Precious Collection brings us new Mineralize Eye Shadows, Skinfinishes and Blushes along with wearable lip colors, two mineralize skincare formulas and four new, limited-edition split fibre brushes.
Black nose strips have finally made their way to the US with Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips!
Using a similar technology to the Luminizing Black Mask I previously reviewed, the Pore Purifying Black Strips are formulated with Activated Charcoal, Silica, Witch Hazel Extract, Peony Root Extract, Menthol, Jojoba and Willowherb to absorb excess oil and impurities, exfoliate, tighten pores and deposit potent botanicals and antioxidants into the skin.
Last night at the 2011 MTV Awards, Leighton Meester, Emma Stone and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley showed us the power of heavy eyeliner paired with a neutral lip. I personally LOVED the Brigitte Bardot-esque look on these ladies, especially Rosie. Read on to learn how to recreate each of these individual looks!
Leighton Meester, Emma Stone and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
British makeup artist Samantha Chapman, aka YouTube guru pixiwoo to most of us, has launched Real Techniques, a 10-piece makeup brush collection that claims to help you look pixel-perfect even in harsh light.
Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Travel Essentials Makeup Brush Set